Lyon vs Monaco Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
The Ligue 1 leaders are set to face a tough test this Sunday evening. Read on for our preview of the game.
Lyon VS Monaco Predictions
Full Time: 1 - 2
Over/Under Tip: Over 3 draw
Reason For Lyon VS Monaco Betting Tips
Monaco have led Ligue 1 all season long but this is set to be a real test of their title credentials when they visit Lyon this weekend. Both sides have had taxing midweek European encounters to come through, but the pair are now into the semi-finals of the Champions League and Europa League competitions. Lyon had to overcome extra time and penalties to knock out Turkish giants Besiktas on Thursday night, while Monaco beat German team Borussia Dortmund over 2 legs.
Domestically, Lyon were given a shock in their last home game, when relegation-threatened Lorient hammered them 4-1, a result which few saw coming. Up until that point, they looked to have almost sewn up 4th place in Ligue 1 and with it another season of competing in the Europa League. Now however, Bordeaux are just 2 points behind, albeit Lyon do have a game in hand on their rivals.
Monaco have been in imperious form all season and have a young team which is making the rest of Europe sit up and take notice. They outclassed Dortmund over both legs in their Champions League quarter final and look confident and capable enough to challenge for that trophy and the league. PSG play on Friday night so it is likely that they will top the table come Sunday evening, putting added pressure on Monaco. The fact that Lyon played an evening later in midweek than their opponents could count in Monaco’s favour, with the away side particularly ruthless on the break because of their pace-packed side.
We expect this to be a cracker of a game with plenty of goalmouth action. Our advice is to back a bet of Over 3 Match Goals at odds of 11/10 with bet365.
For our correct score prediction, we think the game will finish 3-2 to Monaco. That bet is valued at steep odds of 20/1 also with bet365.